CHRIS Price's 21-10 fired second-placed Grapes A to victory over table-topping Red Lion A in Frodsham and District League Division One.
After a game which saw four winners on each side, the leaders' advantage was cut to two chalks.
Goshawk A, whose defeat of visiting Helsby D was inspired by John Faulkner's 21-8, remain in third.
Fourth-placed Helsby B (Wendy Ashley 21-8) triumphed at Castle Park A, despite Dave Cooper's 21-5.
Red Lion B had 21-8 cards from Ron Dwyer and Tony Sandbach in a home victory over Pavilions A which lifted them to fifth.
Bill Morrison made himself at home at Runcorn Hill - his 21-4 return helping Tiger's Head A to stretch further ahead in Division Two.
Second-placed Kingswood B had a 21-5 from Chris Roberts but lost ground in the chase when beaten at Subscription B (Alan Guest 21-4).
Also further adrift are Goshawk B, the third-placed side coming unstuck at Pavilions B, in fourth.
Triumphing 21-7 were Castle Park B's Don Morris and Wilf Berry in the derby victory at Conservative Club A.
Grapes B (Lee Dobson 21-7) are back at the helm of Division Three, where Helsby A were not on duty.
This was despite the former going down at Crowton (Tony Nield 21-5).
Crowton climbed to third behind Kingsley A whose win at Halton A was masterminded by Bev Brookes' 21-5.
There were also a big win for Spin-ner & Bergamot as Ron Venables starred with a 21-1 card in a full house against Conservative Club B.
Helsby C top Division Four although they won only narrowly at home to Overton.
Egerton B (Barry Ellis 21-5) moved up to second in victory at Kingsley B where the biggest consolation for the hosts was Don Gray's 21-7.